The Lake District’s old and longest heritage narrow-gauge steam railway, join us on a seven mile journey through history and the beautiful Western Lake District, as we travel behind an historic engine up to our eastern terminus at Dalegarth.
Welcome to the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, running seven miles from our main terminus in Ravenglass, the only coastal village in the Lake District National Park, around the estuary and up the valley through the hills via seven request stops with a gradient reaching 1:40 in places, until we reach our final destination at Dalegarth for Boot Station.
Enjoy the cafes and shops at both stations, which are open to the public without travelling with us, please note, and/or take time for a walk up to Boot village, down to the river Esk and the historic St Catherine’s Church or up to the lovely and well-hidden Dalegarth Falls. Or make a longer day of it and walk or cycle the valley on the Eskdale Trail.
In Ravenglass, our revamped Museum is now open and free of charge, so take time for a browse through our fascinating past.
Dogs are welcome to travel on the railway (small charge applies) and are also welcome in some of our buildings.
You could easily spend a whole day on the Railway at any time of year but look out too for our events, bringing themed days, visiting engines and additional activities for a special day out. In 2018 these include Peppa Pig, the Oktoberfest German steam rally and the ever-popular Santa Express but see the website for more events and information.
For a holiday with a difference, take a look at our camping coaches. Two converted railway carriages located in a prime location next to the controller’s box on Ravenglass Station and with a view of the mainline too, they’re a trainspotter’s dream! With wooden panelling and other period features, the coaches provide simple but comfortable self-catering accommodation for up four people.
telephone: +44 (0)1229 717171